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Farm Foremen

Date Posted: 28-12-2012
Location: South Valley Farms Wasco, CA, USA
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Position: Farm Foremen
Location(s): South Valley Farms Wasco, CA

Company Profile: AgReserves, Inc. is a management company that operates investment farms and ranches around the world. South Valley Farms is a large producer of almonds and pistachios and is located near Bakersfield, California. South Valley Farms is a world-class operation in the almond and pistachio industries dedicated to producing and marketing high quality nuts, outstanding worker safety, and growth opportunities for it’s employees and operations.

Description: Farm employees are involved in all aspects of development, production, and harvest of the crops produced. The farm has several farming units each lead by a farm foremen, with field employees working under his/her direction. A Farm Foreman is responsible for the crops, equipment, and people in his farming unit. They work under the direction of the Farm Manger to carry out the production plan in a safe, efficient, and effective manner. Duties include planning and carrying out farm operations, leading a team of field workers, equipment repairs and maintenance, and managing costs. A Farm Foreman is a salaried employee who typically works 55 - 60 hours Monday through Saturday.

Skills /Education:
• Understanding of crop requirements (water, fertilizer, etc.), production practices (spraying, mowing, etc.), and pests (weeds, diseases, etc.)
• Knowledge of equipment safety, maintenance, and basic repairs
• Ability to organize and lead a team of Spanish-speaking employees
• Communicate effectively with subordinates, peers and supervisors
• Proactive attitude with attention to detail and an eye for identifying abnormalities
• Valid CA driver license with good driving record
• College education and/or several years experience in permanent plantings or related field
• Basic computer skills
• Ability to obtain a CA Private

Applicator Certificate
Salary/Benefits: Wage is competitive and will be based on experience. Full-time employees receive excellent benefits including: Medical, Dental, Group Term Life, Disability, Pension Benefits (401k and Master Retirement Plan), Flex-Spending, and other miscellaneous value-added benefits.
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